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(EnviroNews World News) — PETITION WATCH: ForElk.org has created a petition at change.org to get three people fired for negligence in their work at Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) where the largest herd of tule elk (Cervus canadensis nannodes) was decimated over the summer of 2020. The Tomales Point…

(EnviroNews World News) — Djibouti, East Africa — Missing for over 50 years and classified as “extinct,” scientists in the Republic of Djibouti have confirmed the capture of eight Somali sengi (Elephantulus revoilii), commonly known as the Somali elephant shrew. The scientists also saw four others while out collecting…

(EnviroNews World News) — Victoria, Australia — When smoldering koalas grabbed headlines around the world during Australia’s unprecedented 2020 wildfires, another imperiled eucalyptus-eating species, every bit as unique and adorable, was being swallowed up by the burning beast as well: the greater glider (Petauroides volans). These nocturnal marsupials are…

(EnviroNews World News) — Novaya Zemlya, Russia — As arctic ice melts due to human-caused climate destabilization, polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are being forced to move farther inland in search of food. This brings them into closer contact with people and landfills. Now, Russian scientists are sounding the warning about climate…

(EnviroNews World News) — Amid the “sixth mass extinction,” or “Holocene extinction” as it is referred to by scientists, there are few glimmers of hope or good news. Species are dropping off the planet like flies, and despite the best efforts of government entities, NGOs and devoted conservationists,…

(EnviroNews World News) — As bush fires rip through the Mid-North Coast region of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) are being incinerated at an alarming rate. High winds and temperatures have hampered firefighting efforts. Australian Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley fears 30 percent of the area’s…

(EnviroNews World News) — The International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) has recruited women to protect the world’s natural heritage along Africa’s Zambezi River. The Akashinga, or “Brave Ones,” is a privately-funded, highly-trained, vegan group of local women from extremely disadvantaged backgrounds assigned to protect the Lower Zambezi Ecosystem along…

(EnviroNews World News) — Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy, Kenya — To the astonishment of local villagers, two white reticulated giraffes (Giraffa reticulata) emerged from the brush near the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy in Kenya’s Garissa County. Locals quickly notified rangers from the nearby Hirola Conservation Program — an organization setup…

(EnviroNews World News) — A signable petition, published by the non-profit media and animal advocacy organization Lady Freethinker, is nearing its next signature milestone of 35,000 signers on the Change.org platform. The petition demands that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) stop the inadvertent careless poisoning of…